Katrina’s Story

Katrina Huff-Larmond was raised on the north shore of Massachusetts. She currently resides in the town of Randolph, Massachusetts with her husband Frank, son Michael and dog Andre.

Katrina’s love for community started at a young age. As a first generation college graduate from Northeastern University she devoted her early years towards the healing, support and stabilization of children and their families across the commonwealth. Her passion grew and so did her devotion to work for the people.

In 2015, Katrina was elected as the first woman of color on the Randolph Town Council. In 2018, Katrina was elected as the first woman of color to serve as Vice President of the Randolph Town Council. Since 2015, Katrina has been working tirelessly alongside eight other town councilors, town manager, and residents to advance the town of Randolph.

Change Maker

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During the COVID-19 outbreak, Katrina was one of the first to recognize the importance of public outreach in combating this virus. Because Randolph is a high-risk community, it was essential to educate the people about the effects of COVID-19. At the beginning of the outbreak, Katrina was vocal about the importance of Randolph receiving resources to create vaccination centers.  Katrina worked collaboratively with others to conduct webinars and forums in multiple languages to ensure that all residents were knowledgeable about the virus.

Community Leader

In addition to her role as a town councilor, Katrina is a social worker and professor of social work who received her Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University.  She has always been interested in standing up for, protecting, and serving people. As a social worker and a town councilor, she has worked to improve the well-being of people from all walks of life, including women, the BIPOC community, the LGBTQ+ community, youth, young adults, college students, those who learn differently, those who suffer from mental health issues, the disabled,  elders, and working class.

Listener

Katrina has founded two youth organizations: the Randolph Youth Council and the Summer High School Internship Program. These programs allow youth to use their leadership skills, do community service, and learn job skills. It’s important to her to tackle the community’s needs both at the policy level and with a hand-on approach. Her direct involvement on projects also allows her to spend time with residents and be available to talk about their needs.

For The People

Katrina has been very active in the redistricting process, which determines how towns will be represented in state government and in Congress.  She testified at multiple hearings to make sure that Randolph and surrounding towns were given a fair voice.  She recognize that how communities are split into districts affects what issues are given priority and therefore, the challenges they will face – for example, if a town makes up the majority of one senator’s district or if its neighborhoods are tiny portions of many senators’ districts –affects the priority its challenges will be given, and Katrina fought for communities to understand the issues and empower them to make informed decisions to improve their live and generations to come.

For Norfolk and 2nd Plymouth County

Katrina is excited to be running for State Senate so that she can continue to use her social work skills in educating, advocating for, and lifting up her neighbors.